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Welcome to Harvest House

Revitalizing Neighborhoods. Transforming Lives. 

In 1992 Pastors Jim and Peggy Minor founded Harvest House with just 6 beds for men in recovery from substance abuse. Today, Harvest House has 9 supportive housing campuses and 30 affordable rentals encompassing 415+ beds and serves more than 900 individuals annually. Harvest House is dedicated to the premise that all people deserve safe, stable housing, and the opportunity to renew their hope again.

 

Our Programs

As a pioneer in the transitional and permanent supportive housing movement, Harvest House is one of the few nonprofit organizations in Sarasota to work towards the development, preservation, and management of affordable, service-enriched housing, We serve homeless families, veterans, youth ages 18 to 24, and adults with a history of incarceration and substance abuse. Our model is becoming the standard for serving members of our community who are working to rebuild their lives. We believe that affordable and supportive housing programs improve economic status, revitalize neighborhoods, and stabilize lives.

Family Haven

Family Haven

Emergency shelter and support services for families who have nowhere to sleep.

Home Again

Home Again

Permanent supportive housing and case management services for homeless families.

New Heights

New Heights

A supportive housing program designed for 18 to 24 year olds who are experiencing homelessness.

Freedom

Freedom

Affordable residential recovery for adults who have struggled with substance abuse.

VETS

VETS

Veterans Empowered through Transitional Services: Residential recovery for male veterans experiencing homelessness.

NSPs & Graduate Housing

NSPs & Graduate Housing

30 homes that have been purchased & rehabilitated for low-income families & 17 for program graduates.

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Our Services

Case Management

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive needs through communication and available resources to promote sustainable outcomes for the participant. Each participant in our programs is assigned a case manager upon intake. Clients meet with their case manager at least once a month throughout residency. (It is often much more.)

Life-Enrichment Classes

  • Financial Literacy
  • Parenting Development
  • Communication
  • Job Training
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Art Therapy & Appreciation
  • Other topics that contribute to sustainability & enrichment

Workforce Re-entry & Personal Development

OrangeWorks is an employee finder with a vast network of skilled and unskilled workers. We launched OrangeWorks Employee Leasing to 1) provide employment for Harvest House clients as soon as they are ready for work and 2) bring businesses the best of both worlds: depth of resources with the personal touch and support of a local agency. OrangeWorks’ mission is to provide a flexible workforce to businesses while providing employment opportunities for men and women who want to overcome barriers to stability. If your business is interested in OrangeWorks’ services please visit www.owemployees.com or contact us at info@owemployees.com.

We also work closely with Suncoast Workforce to connect local businesses with qualified employees, provide access to a statewide database of job openings, offer quick links to the most up-to-date job market research, assist with résumé writing and interviewing techniques, and host educational workshops to sharpen job search skills.

Food Assistance & Security

Food Assistance

Harvest Food Pantry

The Harvest Food Pantry distributes fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and dry goods to the Sarasota community. Distribution to the Sarasota community is held on Thursdays from 10 AM – 1 PM at the Harvest Church: 3650 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235.

An average of 50lbs of is distributed to each family each week. In 2017, over 455,000 lbs of food were distributed to 8,889 Sarasota families including 23,965 adults and 7,289 children under the age of 18.

The Harvest Food Pantry is also a resource for other local non-profits and special outreaches such as group homes for foster children and the elderly. In collaboration with these non-profits, an additional 87,500 lbs of food was distributed to our community in 2017, including our very own Harvest House clients.

We have many partners from whom we receive donations or purchase food at a discounted rate, including Trader Joe’s and All Faith’s Food Bank. Thanks to our partners and our team of dedicated volunteers who make this all possible!

 

Food Security

GrowBox Garden Project

Farmer Frank and Siesta Key Chapel partner with us to show our families the power of growing their own food. Farmer Frank has helped to plant one GrowBox Garden on each of our three family-based campuses with crops such as tomatoes, squash, and even kale, to name a few. We celebrate the planting season with a Planting Party and the end of each growing season with a Harvest Picnic. Still, our families really enjoy the fruits of their labor all throughout the season.

Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing is providing shelter with case management services, and come in three varieties:

  • Emergency
  • Transitional
  • Permanent

Emergency Shelter

Any family north of Blackburn Point, Sarasota who does not have a safe place to sleep can contact 211 for a referral.

  • Harvest House has 6 dorms totaling 24 beds
  • Clients can stay for a max of 30 days
  • There is no cost.
  • Family Haven program

Transitional Housing

  • Harvest House has 5 units, totaling 24 beds
  • Clients can stay for a max of 90 days
  • There is no cost.
  • Participants are placed via agency referrals.
  • Family Haven program

Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Max of 2 years.
  • Harvest House has 28 units totaling 116 beds
  • The cost for all services and housing is a maximum of 30% of the family’s income.
  • Home Again program

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For many people, especially those that we serve, this is NOT a game, but a glimpse of their reality.

Let us know how far you made it in the comments!
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Last week, our friends at Cool Today donated hours of labor to install 6 new AC units on one of our Home Again campuses where we offer permanent supportive housing units for families. Our 6 families are extremely grateful especially as we're getting ready for summer. Cool Today sold us the units at cost AND installed them for free!

Next time you see one of these bright green trucks on the road, give them a big thumbs up!👍👍

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Shout out to our awesome employees that helped make this happen: Anna Haeffner, Cheryl Clunk, Jon Minor, & Erin Minor!
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